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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Got a wheel bearing to swap, and figured I might as well pull both struts and do the shocks a s well. I've not had a lot of luck attempting the job with the struts in situ. Haynes suggests I have to remove the arb, but looking at it I reckon I can leave it in place and just swivel both control arms down at the same time as both struts are coming out.
anyone tried this? Is it just wishful thinking?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's a pain but do-able
You'll need plenty of leverage to get them on and off, luckily for me the garage next door has a 5 foot lever bar for such jobs but a good pry bar should do it
I used a jack and ratchet strap to help pull everything back together on re-assembly

I've never done it with removing the ARB, just because access to the mounting bolts is non existent on the right side (2.8 at least)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Couldn't get enough leverage in the end. ARB came off, RHS mountings are hard but not impossible to access due to the engine mount being right above it. A cranked 19mm ring spanner will hold the top of the front bolt, the rear with a shallowish 19mm socket on a universal joint.
With the ARB off I could swivel the bearing housing out of the way, remove drive shaft and knock the control arm ball joint spigot from the housing with a hammer and a drift.

Getting it back on will be fun enough I'm sure.
 
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